Monday, May 6, 2013

Strength Training

A couple of great perspectives on strength training and whether or not endurance athletes should lift heavy. I was always under the impression that light and many reps was the prescription for athletes not looking to bulk up. Time to change it up and try something new.
Should Distance Runners Lift Heavy?
By Jeff Gaudette - Published Mar. 30, 2013 - Updated Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM UTC
If you’re looking for that final 5 to 10 percent improvement in your running, consider adding one or two sessions per week of heavy, explosive training. My recommended routine includes three sets of single-leg squats, box step-ups, straight leg deadlifts, and hamstring cable pulls. By incorporating this routine, you’ll develop a more powerful stride and improve your efficiency when running at race pace.
Q: How Is Muscle Strength Related to Size?

By: Erin Beresini - Monday, April 29, 2013 - Question from: The Editors, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Is it possible to be strong without having big muscles, or to be huge but not very strong?

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